Maple-Bacon Beer Burgers
Courtesy of The Beef Check Off
- 1 Pound Ground Beef
- 1/4 Cup Beer
- 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 4 Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
- 4 Slices of Cheddar Cheese
- 4 Extra-Thick Slices of Maplewood-Smoked Bacon, Cut In Half, Cooked Crisp
Combine ground beef, beer, Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2 in thick patties
Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on pre heated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant- read thermometer inserted horizontally registers 160 deg F, turning occasionally. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place buns, cut-side down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted. During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese.
Place burgers on bottoms of buns; top with maple-bacon slices. Close sandwiches.